AFL Player #19: Nick Hind

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Dec 14, 2015
28,536
40,434
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Essendon
19 - [PLAYERCARD]Nick Hind[/PLAYERCARD].jpg

Contract Status: not known
Last Game Played: Round 23, 2021 (managed – withdrawn under COVID-19 protocols)
Injury Status: n/a
 
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eth-dog

Tier 1 WW Player
Jan 11, 2007
102,318
58,936
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Essendon
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Height: 181cm
Weight: 70kg
DOB: 19/08/94
Position: Half Back
Recruited From: East Point

Hind is a half back that played two games for the Dons last year, getting 13 and 16 in his two games respectively.
 

Yoda_

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May 6, 2007
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Handy little VFL player offensively against Sandringham last weekend.

Neat kick, cracks in hard and has some footy smarts.
 

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Doss

Karnt Of A Human
Aug 1, 2011
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Really like the look of this guy. He's competitive, nuggety and very quick.

Quite slight, which could be a problem.

He's almost 23 but it would not surprise me if he an AFL club has him in the back of their minds for a rookie spot.
 

Yoda_

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Really like the look of this guy. He's competitive, nuggety and very quick.

Quite slight, which could be a problem.

He's almost 23 but it would not surprise me if he an AFL club has him in the back of their minds for a rookie spot.
As much as I like him, not sure he fills any great need with us. He should rightly so be on the radar as evidenced by his excellent year (rewarded with selection in the state squad initially of 30).

Would be a small defender if given an opportunity with us but surely Benny McNeice has that 2nd small defensive role covered for the time being (and initially for free as a Cat B)
 

Yoda_

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May 6, 2007
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Reminds me of Luke Dalhause. The way he runs hard and picks the ball up at pace. Not brilliant skills but neat enough. More a def/mid than the fwd/mid Luke Dalhause is.


Stoked to see him rewarded for his year with a combine invite to go with the other 3 VFL Bombers (Kieran Strachan, Alex Boyse and James Ferry).

Would be such a reward for a bloke who has given so much to get where he is. I like him
 

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Red Black and Blue

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Oct 1, 2006
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Would draft him in the national draft and play him half forward. We need players ready to go, think he’d be an immediate upgrade on Colyer, or worst good to go if Baguley drops off.
 

Howard Moon

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Dec 14, 2008
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i find if there is a huge flaw in footy recruiters its this, they spend too much time focusing on what a guy cant do rather than what he can do.

Its tippa all over again, he had all these great attributes but he never got a chance because of what he couldn't do. its now been proven he is AFL standard. could be another case with this bloke.
 

eth-dog

Tier 1 WW Player
Jan 11, 2007
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i find if there is a huge flaw in footy recruiters its this, they spend too much time focusing on what a guy cant do rather than what he can do.

Its tippa all over again, he had all these great attributes but he never got a chance because of what he couldn't do. its now been proven he is AFL standard. could be another case with this bloke.
Not really in this case. He was playing in country footy, got picked up last year and recruiters wanted to see more before he got drafted.
 

84859300

Premiership Player
Nov 5, 2010
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Listed as St.Kilda's first debutante for 2019 by Fox Sports

Hope he goes well - just not against us

ST KILDA — Nick Hind
At 24 years of age, Hind is ready-made, so the Saints could call on him early. A speedy half-back/midfielder, the former Essendon VFL player will add some much needed zip and polish to the St Kilda line-up. Fellow mature-age draft selection Matthew Parker looms as the next most likely to be the club’s first debutant in 2019.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/ev...e/news-story/c8373d555910e6dd94ffa1432f467bd9
 

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